Melissa’s Thoughts on “Suicide Squad” (2016)

I want to start this off by saying THIS IS A BIASED OPINION OF THE FILM SUICIDE SQUAD. The comments you are about to read may not reflect those of my Geekettes. With that out of the way: STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND GO SEE SUICIDE SQUAD NOW!

**Mild Spoilers Ahead**

If you are a fan of the original comic book series of the same name, this movie will not disappoint! Yes, it currently has a low score on Rotten Tomatoes and critics have not taken to it, but that means nothing to the die hard comic book fans this movie was geared towards.

I thought the soundtrack was incredible. Go ahead and listen to it on Spotify or download it from iTunes. It gives an indication of the characters you are going to see and the tone of the film at hand. There is a mix of classic rock, including the band War and an amazing cover of Bohemian Rhapsody sung by Panic at the Disco, to hardcore rap, Eminem’s Without Me and Purple Lamborghini by Rick Ross and Skillet. 

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The movie itself was action packed with tons of nods to the original source material and the origins of the character back stories. Boomerang wore a shirt with the word “Captain” on it, a nod to his title in the comic books “Captain Boomerang”. We get to see Harley Quinn in her original jester costume during a brief flashback that is a nod to the Alex Ross “Harley Quinn #1” cover, featuring her and The Joker, looking handsome in a tux, dancing. Cue my tears of joy! Then there is the appearance of Batfleck. I have yet to see Batman V. Superman, so this was my first experience with Affleck in the suit. I was pleased, to say the least. A quality Batsy since Michael Keaton donned the cowel. 

The movie had its flaws, as all movies do. Tiny continuity issues that I noticed, but nothing overly distracting. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. Waiting to see what would happen next, how David Ayer would have the character interact with each other, praying the chemistry you see in the interviews between the actors off screen translates on screen. I was not disappointed at all.

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What did you think? Did you love it? Did you hate it? Let’s discuss!

Suicide Squad is now playing in theaters and 3D IMAX everywhere.

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One thought on “Melissa’s Thoughts on “Suicide Squad” (2016)

  1. After being mildly disappointed by the last Captain America and wanting to leave (or put my fingers in my ears and close my eyes) during Batman v superman, I went to this with more than a small dose of trepidation and left entertained. Yes the villians were a little lame and the joker a touch more annoying than menacing and the pacing a little uneven however it was still worth seeing and a lot of fun because here finally a DC movie that didn’t take itself too seriously but got the job done!! Margot Robbie showed she certainly is in another class (she’s from my home town and I had written her off as a soapie actress until recent times) but wow was she brilliant. Will Smith who I can take or leave was in great form too and Viola Davis was just pitch perfect as the DC version of Fury – not crossing her ever!! This had more in common with Guardians Of The Galaxy than anything DC has produced so far and it was that humour that really made this worth going to see.

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